What is with the wide tips on the new Ispeed? Looks a bit odd? Looks a little wide for a 19 R cheater ski?
Edited by Black Dog - 8/20/16 at 7:55pm
Do you have the specs? Mine at 180cm are 112-66-94 and that agrees with the Artech site for 2017 ispeeds.
For me, the mid is a touch to narrow and on headwalls I boot the course - I could probably fix it with a plate riser.
I've got a pair of the iGSRD's (35m) of 2 years ago without the shovel and I have a pair of Nordica's that have a similar toned down version of the new Head shovel.
The big different is at the top of the turn.
With a shovel I thought was more prone to catching the edge earlier but the initial grip wasn't strong. Free skiing and on the tighter radii it felt fun, which is why I keep the Nordicas in my usual line-up. But the none shovel grip was either on or off (35m), but not prone to as much slip when slamming 100% on every turn.
Honestly, I like the shovel over the none-shovel. It looks a little funny at first but it's charming under foot.